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Here's my understanding:

Some people believe during the tribulation. They make into the 1000 year reign.

During this reign, there is peace on earth.

At the end of the 1000 years, Satan is released. Some of the descendants of the believers follow Satan.

There is a final battle.

Satan loses.

There is final judgment.

New Jerusalem arrives.

Now, what is the point of the 1000 year reign here? Is it to prove that Christ can do something that Satan could never do (i.e. real world peace?)

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Interesting question. I have no clue, but I do know that many of the things God does, or that God allows don't make sense to us until after the fact, sometimes years later.

I don't know if there are official teachings explaining the reason for the 1000 year reign. I certainly see a lot of opinion when I search it on Google, but as a Sola Scriptura kind of guy, I don't put much faith in man's opinion unless it lines up with thr revealed Word.

As for what the Word says, it's just a revelation from God passed to us. His Word doesn't give a reason. (And He doesn't need to. If the reason were important, it'd have been given.)

Revelation 20:6 KJV Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

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There are two main purposes to the millenial reign:

First, to show the world that the true problem isn't the devil (since he will locked away for 1000 years) but rather, the real problem is our evil hearts. Under the perfect and utopian rulership of Jesus, people will still choose to rebel and hate Him and wage war against Him.

Second, to prepare the earth for the coming of the Father. The Father doesn't come to earth until the end of the 1,000 years.

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